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revised Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
Solved, answer is now closed. Thanks for the help.
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
Currently trying TestDisk on a dummy replica, on which I performed the same steps as to test it out before doing any real work on actual drive. Thanks, let you know.
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
Thanks @Sergey, Clive, Merri, ImaginaryRobots, Rizwind, Web-E, don't know if this is wrong or not on this site. But thanks, keep you all updated later.
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
shall try the link but dd is taking it's time, and there is no way I can know how far it is. Thanks.
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
2 spaces or <br/> did not work for me, I am new to this site, so sorry. Wanted to format, but could not.
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
1. I am trying -thanks 2. Done 3. I shall research the options 4. Done, got a bigger one. But I still need to write a .dd image file to it the new bought drive, currently trying to figure out how to do that. 5. I shall do that, after the image is created. Yes it looks like only the partitioning schema table is overwritten, and the actual partitions should be there. I know the partition sizes in rough GB only, not in bytes. I'll keep you all updated, after I have created the .dd image file. Hoping I don't have to tell at home what happened to our disk.
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revised Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
Update, on my status with this problem at hand.
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TestDisk info required, added a new para to my question, it's annotated as "EDIT1".
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
So currently by accident my partitioning schema is GUID, it used to be MBR, and now how should I go about to recover my old MBR schema? Should re-partition back to MBR and than try to recover? Or let it stay as GUID and try to recover my MBR schema from it? I am really lost. Thank you to all and everybody for their help.
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
Yes, I should have kept a backup my bad. So basically the partition schema is overwritten from MBR to GUID, but the actual partitions ntfs, ext4 and truecrypt should be there. I am new to Linux, and the data loss is giving me real panic.
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comment Accidentally partitioned drive from MBR to GUID
Sorry for the delay, I had to run in panic to the mall for a new disk. @atAll Steps that resulted in empty disk: Ubuntu LTS 12.04 > disk utility > highlighted my "Data" NTFS partition under section "Volumes" > pressed "Format Drive" > selected "GUID Partition Table" > pressed on "Format". I was wrongly thinking, that it would only effect my highlighted partition/volume. Currently: The disk is now partitioned as GUID Partition Table, and has no partitions at all. It's totally free. But this process was extremely quick, so I hope no overwrite. Disk is not in use, I am using a live-cd.